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Americas

13 September 2017

National Multi-Disciplinary Advocacy Groups established in Central America

National Societies across Central America have come together and have committed to put in place multi-disciplinary advocacy groups by the end of 2017, which will be key in advocating to national authorities to address key disaster law issues
Central America Adopts New Procedure for the Transit of Humanitarian Relief Items
13 September 2017

Central America Adopts New Procedure for the Transit of Humanitarian Relief Items

Central American states have adopted a landmark procedure to enable the facilitation of customs procedures for the transit of humanitarian relief through their territories.
Jamaica proposes stronger legislative measures on international disaster assistance
9 June 2017

Jamaica proposes stronger legislative measures on international disaster assistance

Jamaica Red Cross leading discussions with the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica Customs, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response and the Ministry of National Security to strengthen national legal framework for international disaster response
A year on from the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador: Providing housing security and building resilience
9 June 2017

A year on from the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador: Providing housing security and building resilience

Ecuador Red Cross has been supporting communities affected by the April 2016 earthquake to fulfil the administrative and legal processes necessary to have improved security of housing, land and property.
Interview with Ronald Jackson - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
10 March 2017

Interview with Ronald Jackson - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

Interview with Ronald Jackson - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
Securing their land: Ecuador Red Cross successfully supports communities to obtain new land titles after earthquake
16 February 2017

Securing their land: Ecuador Red Cross successfully supports communities to obtain new land titles after earthquake

In December 2016, the Ecuador Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies organized a regional training workshop in Ecuador to share this recent experience in supporting communities to resolve HLP issues.
Local leaders: Costa Rica Red Cross continues to carry out its unique humanitarian mandate
16 February 2017

Local leaders: Costa Rica Red Cross continues to carry out its unique humanitarian mandate

The Governing Board, National Council and regional Presidents of Costa Rica Red Cross gathered in January 2017 to discuss and reflect on their mandate and auxiliary function.
New protocol for mutual humanitarian assistance in Central America
1 April 2016

New protocol for mutual humanitarian assistance in Central America

A new regional protocol will reduce delays in future relief efforts.
New humanitarian hub in Panama to build on solid legal foundation
1 April 2016

New humanitarian hub in Panama to build on solid legal foundation

Panama to build on a solid legal basis for its regional humanitarian hub.
From simulation to reality in Chile and Colombia
7 December 2015

From simulation to reality in Chile and Colombia

Chile and Colombia tested their disaster management regulation through simulation exercises.
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